Infographic: Reinventing the Wheel

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As the saying goes, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Or is there? As the below infographic explains, the traditional wheel has been around for centuries, and there are indeed design alternatives that could work for cars and bicycles. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, ‘square wheels’ (they’re not entirely square – the infographic explains it all!) have been put to use on skateboards, offering improved grip and responsiveness. There’s also work underway to test their suitability for automobiles.

What do you think? Is the future of the wheel square? Let us know in the comments below.

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Top image via koocbor. Infographic via Wish.co.uk